Date & Time: Dec 26, 1994 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Algiers - Paris
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On December 24, prior to departure from Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport, four members of the Groupe Islamique Armé (GIA) hijacked the aircraft that remained parked there for two days. On December 26, the aircraft was flown to Marseille. After being parked there for few hours, the aircraft was stormed by French Police Forces. Few hand grenades exploded in the main cabin and the cockpit, causing serious damages to the aircraft. All four terrorists and three passengers were killed during the attack. Ten other people were injured.
Damaged beyond repair by hand grenades after being hijacked by members of the Groupe Islamique Armé (GIA).